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Who can't help but pick up the excitement in the blogoshpere and at Ravelry regarding Rhinebeck, where New York States Sheep and Wool festival is happening this weekend.

I've been vacillating all summer about whether I could handle such an overload of yarn and people and I didn't make up my mind until I had some serious help from my Aunt yesterday. I am going, but only for a morning. Tomorrow morning to be exact. It'll be a brutal 4:00 am wake up to get to my Aunt's and then to the festival by the 9:00 am opening, but I have no doubt it will be worth it.

I don't intend to spend a lot of money, but from what I've read that type of belief usually turns out to be delusional. I don't know if festival virgins like myself are more susceptible, but we'll see come tomorrow afternoon, wont we.

At the Rhinebeck Ravelry forum on how much others are spending I've read over and over again how people are refraining from buying sock yarn. That's my primary interest. I suffer from chronic sock yarn stash envy. I'm not as susceptible as the rest of humanity to on-line retailing and that seems to be the main source of great sock yarns of my fellow bloggers. I look and yearn, but I have a psychological resistance to web transactions. My checkbook remains happy, but my lust, unsated, grows.

I know my growing desire to stash sock yarn runs contrary to my overwhelming need to stay stash lean. Yet it's much easier to stash sock yarn than larger project yarn. A sweater needs five to 10 skeins, depending on the yardage. Socks are usually just one skein. Therein lies my slippery slope of rationalization.


Shannon said…
I am so jealous! I wish I could go. Make sure you post in detail so that I can live vicariously through you. :)